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1
What is the term for the permanent social unit whose members claim a common ancestry?
A)descent group
B)ambilineal group
C)extended family
D)nuclear family
E)family of procreation
2
What is the term for the nuclear family that is formed when one marries and has children?
A)family of procreation
B)zadruga
C)family of orientation
D)tarawads
E)clan
3
All of the following are features of the Bosnian zadruga except:
A)the household is headed by a male household head and wife.
B)it is a form of kin organization known as a descent group.
C)each nuclear family has its own sleeping room.
D)the zadruga is composed of married sons and their wives and children, and unmarried sons and daughters.
E)it is a patrilocal system.
4
The following is true about a Nayar tarawad except:
A)children are not considered relatives of their biological mother.
B)it is a form of kin organization known as an extended family.
C)it is a matrilineal system.
D)married couples usually live separately, each at their own tarawad.
E)it is headed by a senior woman who is assisted by her brother.
5
In 2007, nuclear families accounted for what percentage of American households?
A)58
B)75
C)16
D)10
E)23
6
One of the most striking contrasts between the United States and Brazil, the two most populous nations of the Western Hemisphere, is in the meaning and role of the family. For example, when middle-class Brazilians talk about their families, they mean their
A)spouse and children.
B)parents and siblings.
C)parents, siblings, siblings' spouses, and children.
D)parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, and children (but rarely their spouse, who has his or her own family).
E)spouse, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, and children.
7
Which of the following terms means that people get to choose which lineage to join?
A)matrilineal descent
B)ambilineal descent
C)unilineal descent
D)patrilineal descent
E)demonstrated descent
8
All of the following are true of a descent group that is organized as a clan except
A)members claim connection to an apical ancestor.
B)members use stipulated descent.
C)the apical ancestor is often a totem.
D)members typically practice a preindustrial farming agriculture.
E)members can recite the names of their forebears back to their apical ancestor.
9
Under which form of postmarital residence rules systems do couples move to the wife's community?
A)patrilocal
B)matrilocal
C)unilocal
D)generational
E)neolocal
10
Which of the following kinship terminologies typically is found in societies in which the ambilineal descent group is the most important kin group?
A)lineal
B)bifurcate merging
C)generational
D)bifurcate collateral
E)none of the above
11
Under which form of postmarital residence rules systems does a couple move to a location different from either spouse's community?
A)patrilocal
B)matrilocal
C)unilocal
D)generational
E)neolocal
12
Which of the following kinship terminologies is commonly found in societies with neolocal postmarital residence rules?
A)lineal
B)bifurcate merging
C)generational
D)bifurcate collateral
E)bilineal collateral
13
Which of the following kinship terminologies is commonly found in societies with unilocal postmarital residence rules?
A)lineal
B)bifurcate merging
C)generational
D)bifurcate collateral
E)bilineal collateral
14
Which of the following kinship terminologies is found in societies with a variety of economic systems?
A)lineal
B)bifurcate merging
C)generational
D)bifurcate collateral
E)bilineal collateral
15
Among the Makua of northern Mozambique, a sister takes an interest in her brother's wife's fidelity because
A)she is responsible for raising her nieces and nephews.
B)she doesn't want her brother wasting time on children who may not be his.
C)her brother will not find out for himself.
D)All the above.
E)None of the above.







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